Infosys CEO Summoned By Finance Minister Over Income Tax Portal Issue

Published:Nov 29, 202307:18
Infosys CEO Summoned By Finance Minister Over Income Tax Portal Issue

Infosys CEO Summoned By Finance Minister Over Income Tax Portal Issue

Infosys CEO Salil Parekh has been summoned by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Amid the technical glitches being confronted by the brand new revenue tax e-filing portal, because of which it has been unavailable for 2 consecutive days, the Finance Ministry has summoned the Managing Director and CEO of Infosys, Salil Parekh on Monday, August 23, to offer an evidence to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman relating to the matter.

Mr Parekh has been summoned to North Block, as even after greater than two months of its launch on June 7, the brand new revenue tax e-filing portal continues to face technical glitches with customers complaining that many sections are both not functioning or are operating gradual.

"Ministry of Finance has summoned Sh Salil Parekh, MD &CEO @Infosys on August 23, 2021 to elucidate to hon'ble FM as to why even after 2.5 months since launch of recent e-filing portal, glitches within the portal haven't been resolved. In reality, since August 21, 2021 the portal itself shouldn't be out there,” the revenue tax division tweeted.

Earlier on June 22 too, Ms Sitharaman had known as a gathering with Infosys officers and had requested them to rectify all of the glitches as quickly as doable and tackle all of the grievances of taxpayers.

However with not a lot progress made on that entrance and folks nonetheless going through issues whereas dealing with the portal, this time the CEO of Infosys himself has been summoned to offer an evidence.

Owing to the issues within the web site lately, the revenue tax division had introduced that it's going to refund all late charges and extra curiosity charged from taxpayers.

Several taxpayers who had filed their revenue tax return for 2020-21 after July 31, had been charged curiosity and late charges regardless of the extension of the deadline. The final date for submitting return for the final monetary yr has been prolonged until September 30, 2021.

The revenue tax division had even allowed guide submitting of remittance types in order that taxpayers do not get inconvenienced because of the malfunctioning web site.

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